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15 Things You Didn't Know About Star Trek

15 THING YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT STAR TREK



The first Star Trek program hit the airwaves in 1966 and had one of the largest impacts on popular culture and science than any other franchise in history. More than 40 years later it is still going strong and influencing the world we live in.



NASA's first space shuttle orbiter was named Enterprise after Star Trek fans flooded the write-in campaign.



The original series had a women play the ship's First Officer.



The network didn't think it was believable for a woman to have a command role, so the series was recast for a man.



The original series showed the first interracial kiss on American TV. It was between Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura in 1968, the same year Martin Luther King was murdered.



The first crew was purposely diverse because Gene Roddenberry strived to represent a more utopian future.



CREWMEMBER DEATHS IN THE ORIGINAL SERIES



10%



8%



73%



Other: 9%



In the original series, crewmembers wearing red shirts were more likely to die than the other colored shirts.



The 2009 Star Trek reboot made a reference to this phenomena by having Chief Engineer Olsen die wearing a red outfit.



Meaning of the uniform colors



Original Series



Command



Operations



Sciences



Operations



Command



Sciences



Next Generation



Majel Roddenberry, Gene's wife, player a role on every incarnation of the franchise. That's 726 TV episodes over 6 series and 11 films.



The famous Vulcan Salute was invented by Leonard Nimoy. It was based on the Priestly Blessing performed by Jewish Kohanim.



Zachary Quinto had to glue his fingers together to perform the Vulcan salute when he played Spock.



The Lake Tahoe Community College offered an online course: "Xenolinguistics: The Anthropology of Alien Languages"



Students studied:



Vulcan & Romulan



Klingon



Tribble



Star Trek fans are called Trekkies / Trekkers



"An admirer of the U.S. science fiction television programme Star Trek; hence, a space-traveller; one interested (trivially) in space travel."



Trekkies are the only fans listed by name in the Oxford Dictionary.



The U.S. Census receives thousands of forms where people claim to be a Star Trek race.



In 2006, William Shatner sold his kidney stone to GoldenPalace.com, a collector of oddities, for $25,000.



The money went to Habitat for Humanity.



George Lucas's visual effects company, ILM, worked on seven Star Trek films... including 2009's Star Trek which was also the most pirate film of the year.



The famous line, "To boldly go where no man has gone before," was taken almost verbatim from a 1957 White House booklet on exploration.



This is on of the most famous examples of a split infinitive and is grammatically incorrect. 15 things you didn't know about STAR TREK The First Star Trek program hit the airwaves in 1966 and had one of the largest impacts on popular culture and science than any other Franchise in history. More than 40 years later it is still going strong and influencing the world we live in. NASA's First space shuttle orbiter was named Enterprise after Star Trek Fans Flooded the write-in campaign. The original series pilot had a woman play the ship's First OFFicer. The network didn't think it was believable for a woman to have a command role, so the series was recast for a man. The Original Series showed the First interracial kiss on American TV. It was between Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura in 1968, the same year Martín Luther Kíng was murdered. The First crew was purposely A diverse because Gene Roddenberry strived to represent a more A utopian future. Crewmember Deaths in the Original Series 10% 8% 73% Other: 9% In the original series, crewmembers wearing red shirts were more likely to die than other colored shirts. The 2009 Star Trek reboot made a reference to this phenomena by having Chief Engineer Olsen die wearing a red outfit. Meaning of the uniform colors: Original series Majel Roddenberry, Gene's wife, played a role on every incarnation of the Franchise. That's 726 TV episodes over 6 series and 11 Films. Command Operations Sciences Operations Command Sciences Next Generation The famous Vulcan Salute was invented by Leonard Nimoy. Zachary Quinto had to glue his fingers together to perform the Vulcan salute when he played Spock. It was based on the Priestly Blessing performed by Jewish Kohanim. The Lake Tahoe Community College offered an online course: "Xenolinguistics: The Anthropology of Alien Languages." Students studied: Vulcan & Romulan Klíngon Tribble Star Trek fans are called Trekkies / Trekkers "An admirer of the U.S. science Fiction television programme Star Trek; hence, a space-traveller; one interested (trívially) in space Trekkies are the only Fans listed by name in the Oxford Díctionary. vel." In 2006, William Shatner sold his kidney stone to GoldenPalace.com, a collector of oddities, For $25,000. Some other race- Print race. VULCAN The money went to Habitat for Humanity. The U.S. Census receives thousands of Forms where people claim to be a Star Trek race. George Lucas's VÍsual effects company, ILM, worked on seven Star Trek Films... including 2009's Star Trek, which was also the most pirated Film of the year. The Famous line, "To boldly go where no man has gone before," was taken almost verbatim Prom a 1957 White House booklet on space exploration. This is one of the most famous examples of a split infinitive and is grammatically incorrect. LIVE LONG AND PROSPER Sources: http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/editorials/article/3289.html http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/30095.html http://www.ltcc.edu/ search.asp?cx=000089513409066586439%3Afuyflukm3ne&cof=FORID%3A11&q=xenolingustics&sa=Search#177 http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Starfleet_uniform http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/08/11 star-trek.html http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Social/star trek/SH7.htm http://www.editinternational.com/read.php?id=4810edf3a83f8 http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Social/star trek/SH7.htm http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/31855.html http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqMSi9H1_dn2Vi9Fdd2FXggalrocWOsQ http://www.riversidelowa.org/ http://www.roddenberry.com/corporatestories/index/detail?id=8 http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2009/04/26/star-trek-trivia-and-facts-115875-21309853/ http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/328700.html http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/A_Fistful_of Datas (episode) http://www.sophos.com/blogs/gc/g/2009/05/21/helsinki-named-klingonspeaking-capital-world/ http://lyrishq.lyris.com/index.php/Web-Analytics/Analytics-According-to-Captain-Kirk.html http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/movies/ zachary-quintos-fingers-glued-together-for-mr-spocks-salute/story-e6frexli-1225710535817 Design & Illustration by Ricky Linn

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Star Trek fans are a unique breed. While some fans appreciate Captain Kirk and the captains who followed in his footsteps and enjoy watching the shows, other fans live and breathe the series, movies, ...

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